If you plan to submit your portfolio for Fall 2012, the official deadline is Jan 5, 2013 (although there is some flexibility as needed). Please contact your TWT Coordinator if you plan to submit a portfolio so a review can be scheduled.
Non-graduate instructors should also register with the HRDC at https://secureweb.ohr.psu.edu/HRDC/catalog/HRDC_Catalog.cfm before Jan 5.
Good luck as always.
From ITS Training
Registration is now open for technology workshops offered throughout spring on topics including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, ANGEL, InDesign, Photoshop, Blogs at Penn State and more. Many sessions are also offered live through Meeting@PennState (powered by Adobe Connect) in order to give more members of the Penn State community the opportunity to attend via the web.
For more information and to register for training, visit http://its.psu.edu/training/.
Education Technology Services (ETS) is seeking faculty interested in a pilot using a capture tool system for Spring 2013. If so, take a few moments to fill out this 'interest' survey!
From the ANGEL Help Desk
The ANGEL Import Console and Export Console tools will be available during finals week December 17-21. However, in the event of performance issues, Information Technology Services (ITS) may restrict or reduce their availability.
Penn State faculty, students, and staff can take advantage of a variety of learning opportunities to be offered from January 2-4, in preparation for the spring 2013 semester. Topics include Access, ANGEL, Excel, Prezi, Yammer, VoiceThread, and more. These sessions will be offered live through Meeting@PennState (powered by Adobe Connect) in order to give more members of the Penn State community the opportunity to attend via the web.
Faculty and staff who are using technology to enrich teaching, learning, and/or research are encouraged to submit a proposal to present at the 2013 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning. The event is free and will be held March 16, 2013 at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel, University Park. Submitting a proposal is quick and easy via the online form at http://symposium.tlt.psu.edu/conference/proposals.
From TLT News
Presentation on classroom clicker pedagogy to be held Dec. 6
Faculty and staff interested in getting the most out of in-class use of student response systems--or clickers--are invited to attend a free presentation entitled "Teaching with Clickers: A Workshop with Douglas Duncan, University of Colorado," 1:00-2:30 p.m., December 6 at Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium, University Park. The speaker will be Douglas Duncan, director of the Fiske Planetarium and faculty member in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado.
From TLT News
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a free presentation entitled "Engaging Students in STEM Courses: A Presentation with Douglas Duncan, University of Colorado," 11:00 a.m.-noon, December 6 in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium, University Park. Douglas Duncan, director of the Fiske Planetarium and faculty member in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, will describe his department's strategies and initiatives in teaching STEM curriculum to undergraduates.
Faculty Roundtables are a suite of "hands-off" sessions designed to introduce Penn State faculty and staff to the best instructional uses of a variety of education technologies. Each roundtable is one hour in length and consists of an introduction to a particular education technology, followed by group discussion on the possible bests uses of that education technology.
The suite of sessions includes:
The portfolios for instructors who completed the TWT Certificate have been posted on http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/twt/portfolios.
Congratulations to all the instructors who completed their portfolios.